Tackle | Utah | Junior
Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 297 pounds
2016: Bolles (pronounced bowls) made a mark in his only season at Utah, garnering First-Team All-Pac 12 status after starting 13 games at left tackle. He ranked third on the Utes offensive line with 891 snaps.
Career: Bolles arrived on the Utah campus with two years of eligibility to use in a three-year span, but decided to declare for the draft early. In his second season at Snow College, Bolles garnered NJCAA First-Team All-America status and was 2015 Western States Football League Offensive Player of the Year. He helped the Badgers finish second in the NJCAA rankings that season and win the WSFL championship, becoming one of the highest-rated JUCO prospects in the country.
40-yard dash: 4.95 seconds (2nd among OL at combine)
Bench press: Did not participate
Broad jump: 9 feet, 7 inches (1st among OL at combine)
Vertical jump: 28 inches
3-cone drill: 7.29 seconds (1st among OL at combine)
20-yard shuttle: 4.55 seconds (2nd among OL at combine
Summary: The NFL Scouting Combine provided Bolles an opportunity to showcase his athleticism and explain how much he’s matured since his troubled teenage years complicated by his mother’s issues with substance abuse. Bolles played multiple positions in high school and took a couple of years away from the game. He also played lacrosse in high school, eventually benefitting when his former coach’s family took him under its wing, Mike Sorensen of the Deseret News reported. Bolles went on a Mormon Mission and hit a growth spurt, eventually enrolling at Snow College. He will turn 25 in May, is already married, and the couple recently celebrated the birth of their first child.
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock rated Bolles as the second-best tackle prospect, and Bucky Brooks tabbed him at fourth in pre-combine rankings. Counterpart Daniel Jeremiah has Bolles ranked 28th overall among all draft-eligible players. Jeremiah wrote Bolles has “good football awareness considering his limited experience” and complemented his “tenacity.”
In his words: “When I’m on the field, I want to put people in the dirt. And that’s what I’m here for. As an offensive lineman, you want to be the [nastiest] that you can be. And whoever’s in front of me, I want to drive them and put them in the dirt. So I’m just going to try to be that every single day. And when I come off the field, I love my family. I just learned how to turn the switch to go back to the new Garett.”